A FedEx Ground worker was caught red-handed picking up money that didn’t belong to him during his route.
The driver was seen picking up $60 a mother left for her daughter under the doormat at a home on the 2100 block of N. Delaware Street Wednesday morning.
A quick review of the security system led the homeowners to the driver.
“It was sad. I mean we all struggle, we all go through hard times and sadly my daughter works really hard. She’s only 17; she works really hard for her money. I work really hard,” the mother said.
The girl’s father found and confronted the driver almost an hour later.
The driver apologized and gave back the money.
In a statement Thursday FedEx Ground said:
“FedEx Ground contracts for and expects the highest levels of conduct from service providers and their employees. We are reviewing this incident and will take the appropriate steps to address this situation.”
Meredith Heighington Miller
Manager, FedEx Ground Public Relations
The girl’s mother said the driver has been fired because of the incident, but FedEx Ground has not confirmed that.
She also learned he was facing financial troubles because his wife is sick.
“And he has children. He’s been working a lot to pick up the slack for that, and I’m not saying what he did was right by any means but I understand what he did and I would like to talk to him and maybe help him out,” the mother said.
The family didn’t file a police report so no criminal charges are expected in this case.